Barnard College

Campus Description

Barnard is a small, highly selective liberal arts college for women, in partnered with Columbia University and located in New York City. Its faculty, more than half of whom are women, are prominent scholars as well as dedicated and accessible teachers. As an undergraduate affiliate of Columbia University, Barnard has a cross-registration program enabling students to enjoy a vast selection of courses and extracurricular activities, Division I athletic competition and a fully coeducational social life. Adding immeasurably to a Barnard education is its location in New York City, where students have access to thousands of internships and unparalleled cultural, intellectual and social resources.

Women only college.

3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


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Degrees Offered



Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: archery, basketball, crew, cross-country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor/outdoor track and field, volleyball.

Clubs and Activities

Students may participate in more than 100 clubs and organizations, including: Accion Boricua, Alianza Latino, Amnesty International, Anthropology Club, Asian Women's Coalition, Barnard Bulletin (News Magazine), Barnard-Columbia Gospel Choir, Barnard-Columbia Musical Theatre, Barnard Literary Society, BIONIC, BOSS (Black Organization of Soul Sisters), Campus Crusade for Christ, Caribbean Students Association, CAVA (Columbia Area Volunteer Ambulance), Chinese Students Club, Club Zamana (Asian/Indian student group), Community Impact, CTV (Columbia TV), CU Marching Band, CU Parliamentary Debate, Economics Society, Haitian Student Association, Jewish Student Union, Jewish Theatre Ensemble, Korean Students Association, McIntosh Activities Council (McAC at Barnard), MODE magazine, Mortarboard (Yearbook), Muslim Student Association, Native American Student Council, Nightline, Orchesis Dance Troupe, Pizmon, Postscrypt Arts, Psychology Club, Skip Stop Express, Sounds of China, Spanish Club, Student Political Action Group, Student Theatre at Barnard, Take Back the Night, Teach for America, Undergraduate Law Society, WBAR (Radio Station), Women's Collective, Women's Handbook, Women in International Affairs, Zooprax.

Featured Programs

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies was launched in September of 2009 and offers a range of academic courses that examine all aspects of women's leadership, sponsored lectures, mentoring, leadership opportunities, and a wide range of workshops designed to teach practical elements of leadership to students, alumnae and other leaders in New York.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,536 (Full-time: n/a men, 2,506 women; Part-time: n/a men, 30 women)
94% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
81% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 640 – 730
SAT math range: 620 – 720
ACT range: 28 – 32
100% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
0% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American7%n/a
% Asian14%n/a
% Hispanic / Latino12%n/a
% White, Non-Hispanic53%n/a
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%n/a
% International / Nonresident Alien8%n/a
% Two or more races6%n/a
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity1%n/a

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$15,110 for first-year students, $13,234 for upperclass students

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- January 1, regular decision, early decision, November 1; spring- n/a
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 15; spring- November 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- February 16, early decision November 1; spring- n/a
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- April 17; spring- N/A

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; a completed Common Application and Barnard College Supplement; SAT and 2 SAT Subject tests, or ACT with writing; HS recommendations: 1 school counselor, 2 teacher recommendations.
Transfers: Transfer version of the Common Application; Barnard Supplement for Transfer Students; official transcripts of all college work; official final HS transcript or official GED results; Dean/Registrar Report; 1 faculty recommendations; SAT or ACT; course catalogue(s) from all colleges in which you have been enrolled.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid: